4 Jul 2011

MERCEDES GP PETRONAS: 2011 British Grand Prix Race Preview

The British Grand Prix, the first of two home races for MERCEDES GP PETRONAS, takes place at Silverstone on Sunday 10 July. Located just eight miles from the team’s factory in Brackley, and 20 miles from Mercedes-Benz HighPerformanceEngines in Brixworth, Silverstone will be Round Nine of the 2011 Formula One World Championship.

At 5.891 km, Silverstone is the second longest circuit on the current Formula One calendar.
The current Silverstone layout is 1.24 km and 27% longer than the original first used for Formula One in 1950
DRS can be used for 3.35 km around the lap in qualifying, equivalent to 57% of the lap distance
The race has been won from pole position just three times in the last ten years

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